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JOHN DAY—Well I’m back again it’s good to be doing the newsletter for the Senior Center again, and will be good when we all can go back and set down and have fellowship and set down and have a…

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As the hallways of Grant Union Junior-Senior High School and Humbolt Elementary remain eerily quiet, bus drivers, education assistants and cooks have been reporting to work every day to prepar…

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BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, have selected the 2020 high school senior scholarship winners. This scholarship is awarded to students planning to enroll in agriculture…

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Jaime Gladish of Mt. Vernon has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in software development from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 178,000 stude…

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PRAIRIE CITY—Because of the date of our meal – the 13th – I always think of Friday the 13th. Read someplace that on average, a Friday the 13th occurs once every 212.35 days. We had one in Marc…

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MONUMENT—Here we are in May. Hope the mamas out there had a good Mother’s Day celebration with their families. My two little ones have been “writing and printing” their own little newspaper. T…

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MONUMENT—I’m having a hard time keeping track of what day it is, let alone what month we are in. I can’t believe we are now in the month of May! Anybody else having the same problem? The days …

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Marci Judd, left, and Shanna Northway recently received $500 Figaros H.E.L.P. grants for their classrooms. Northway’s grant will support the positive incentive program for the student body at …

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MONUMENT—COVID-19 is definitely not slowing down the citizens of Monument. Our cooks Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell made lunch that amounted to 65 takeouts. Yes, you read that right. They served…

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Grant County’s soon-to-be graduates are facing stunning losses as once-in-a-lifetime events such as graduations, proms and spring sports have been upended by the coronavirus.

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Margot ‘Grace’ Heiniger, 83, won the Lake Creek Youth Camp pistols in a raffle on April 4. She has been a resident of Grant County for 40 years, has been a sharpshooter since she was 22 and an…

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The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that people wear simple cloth masks when going out in public.

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MONUMENT—Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with your loved ones. He is risen! Our cooks made a special lunch for just the occasion. Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell made roast pork, scalloped p…

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A boy, Quinten Gene Derrick, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, was born March 11 to parents Chad and Kiley Derrick of Fox at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. He joins 5-year-old sibling Collins Derrick. …

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JOHN DAY—Here we are into another week dealing with the national disaster that is affecting every single one of us. Even though we cannot congregate as we usually do, it is imperative we keep …

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Grant County churches have seen empty pews and a new way to conduct Sunday services as the stay-at-home order is in effect to flatten the curve of the new coronavirus pandemic.

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The Grant County Art Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing an art related field of study and who will be in their freshman or sophomore year of college for the sch…

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JOHN DAY (by Elsie Huskey)—The John Day Senior Center is still alive. We are holding off on congregating to aid in control of the COVID-19 virus. Our great town is doing well so far, and we wi…

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